Kerstin Anita Marianne Ekberg, actor, born 29 September 1931; died 11 January 2015. She was born in the city of Malmö, on the south-western tip of Sweden, the sixth of eight children. Having been crowned Miss Malmö and then Miss Sweden, Ekberg went to the US in the early 1950s for the Miss Universe contest and stayed to appear in a number of Hollywood films. These included The Golden Blade (1953) and Abbott and Costello Go to Mars (1953). The Guardian.